Class picture perm. First and last time I put chemicals in my hair. Thanks, mom!
MATCHY-MATCHY MERMS, AMONG OTHER THINGS
My old boss snapped this on a recent work trip to Tokyo. Apparently the man perm—aka MERM—trend is rampant there. She actually played a game with her colleague…let’s call it Punch Buggy MERM. Needless to say, her arms were considerably bruised.
NO idea what’s up with the matching jackets though.
THE GUY AT THE DMV ASKED IF I WANTED TO RETAKE MY PICTURE…
I said, “No, it’s perfect.”
THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE PERM TREE
If I’m being perfectly honest, those perms are the least of our problems.
[UPDATE: Upon seeing this photo again, my Mom reminded me that I was the one who styled her in that outfit. To which I replied, “How are you gonna let a 14 year-old tell you what to wear?!”]
What I said: “I want wavy hair, like the one that all the Korean movie stars have.”
What the grandma that permed it heard: “I want hair just like yours.”
shirt: made in Korea
hair: made by a Korean mom
Got the perm during a trip to China. I asked for “subtle wave” and they gave me “Poodle.” It was a lot worse 2 weeks before this photo.
home-perm courtesy of my mother. rollers left in 45 minutes too long. circa 1983